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?/?/2018 ~ Presidential Quotes 9


Darkness denies the truth of light.
Bondage from the flesh is set free in the Spirit.

16. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) Part 2

“My friends I now leave, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return,
with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington.
Without the assistance of that Divine Being, who ever attended him,
I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail.”

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us,
who can be against us? ~ Romans 8:31


“May the Almighty grant that the cause of truth, justice,
and humanity, shall in no wise suffer at my hands.”

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this
continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated
to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

“When we were the political slaves of King George, and wanted to be free,
we called the maxim that "all men are created equal" a self-evident truth;
but now when we have grown fat, and have lost all dread of being slaves
ourselves, we have become so greedy to be masters that we call the
same maxim "a self-evident lie" The fourth of July has not quite
dwindled away; it is still a great day-for burning fire-crackers!!!”

Souls are given spirit under the test of God
All Men Created Equal = A Self-Evident Truth

All human souls have an equal value upon the fingerprint of life.
Each of us has a surprising quality uniquely given
to exemplify His Glory in mercy upon Grace.


“It is to deny, what the history of the world tells us is true, to suppose that
men of ambition and talents will not continue to spring up amongst us.
And, when they do, they will as naturally seek the gratification of
their ruling passion, as others have so done before them.”

Where a humble heart reigns over an arrogant one,
true leadership is found holding wisdom in the heights of love.
Decadence follows the greedy in the carnage they breed.


Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!
~ Isaiah 5:21


“It is the eternal struggle between these two principles - right and wrong.
They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the
beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same
spirit that says, "You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it."

“Now what is Judge Douglas Popular Sovereignty? It is, as a principle, no
other than that, if one man chooses to make a slave of another man,
neither that other man nor anybody else has a right to object.”

"He who kidnaps a man and sells him, or if he is found in his hand,
shall surely be put to death." ~ Exodus 21:16


“One section of our country believes slavery is right, and
ought to be extended, while the other believes it is wrong,
and ought not to be extended.”

“Repeal the Missouri Compromise (1850) - repeal all compromises -
repeal the Declaration of Independence (1776) - repeal all past history,
you still cannot repeal human nature. It still will be the abundance of
man's heart, that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance
of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.”

... "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
And a slave does not abide in the house forever, ..." ~ John 8:34-36


The house of God is the freedom of all His son’s.

"A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government
cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. I do not expect the
Union to be dissolved - I do not expect the house to fall - but I do expect
it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other."

"If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a
house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand." ~ Mark 3:24-25


“He [Stephen Douglas] is blowing out the moral lights around us, when he
contends that whoever wants slaves has a right to hold them; that he is
penetrating, so far as lies in his power, the human soul, and eradicating
the light of reason and the love of liberty, when he is in every possible
way preparing the public mind, by his vast influence, for making
the institution of slavery perpetual and national.”

Souls fall when passions negate compassions
Light of Reason
Love of Liberty
 ≠  Immoral
Institutions

“Senator [Stephen] Douglas is of world-wide renown. All the anxious
politicians of his party, or who have been of his party for years past, have
been looking upon him as certainly, at no distant day, to be the President
of the United States. They have seen in his round, jolly, fruitful face,
post offices, land offices, marshalships, and cabinet appointments,
chargeships and foreign missions, bursting and sprouting out in wonderful
exuberance ready to be laid hold of by their greedy hands.”

Slavery comes by those that oppress the populous through
unfair earnings exchanges or the denial of said such payments.
It is not voluntary when one is forced to work for free or rewarded
with a pittance return. Our shame blazes as modern-day interest
charges are levied on money that has never existed, forcing
servitude to the main body of peoples. The rich feast upon the poor,
especially when said people abandon their own sense of fairness,
under a responsible and reasonable fear of accountability, to the
Supreme Being, Creator of all, which thereby destroys civilizations.
The age-old quest to love, or not to love, is played out before us all
on the heavenless follies mankind stumbles murderously into.


“I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.
I cannot remember when I did not so think, and feel. And yet I have
never understood that the Presidency conferred upon me an
unrestricted right to act officially upon this judgment and feeling.”

"... Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom
for such a time as this?" ~ Esther 4:14


The providence of God places souls in times where
they are needed most. Through His will, souls
find enlightenment with certain purpose.


“One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed
generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it.
These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All
knew that this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war.”

“We must settle this question now -- whether in a free government the
minority have the right to break it up whenever they choose. If we fail, it
will go far to prove the incapability of the people to govern themselves.”

“No state, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union.
Plainly, the central idea of secession, is the essence of anarchy.”

“I would rather be assassinated than see
a single star removed from the American flag.”

“I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate and aid this effort to
maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union,
and the perpetuity of popular government; and to redress wrongs
already long enough endured.”

The heart of all truth is undeniable
Free
Society
 =  Citizens maintaining
honor and integrity

“Our political problem now is "Can we, as a nation, continue together
permanently forever--half slave, and half free?" The problem is too
mighty for me. May God, in his mercy, superintend the solution.”

“We want, and must have, a national policy, as to slavery,
which deals with it as being wrong.”

“That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any
state or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then
be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then,
thence forward, and forever free...”

“Relying, as I do, upon the Almighty Power, and encouraged as
I am by these resolutions which you have just read, with the support
which I receive from Christian men, I shall not hesitate to use all the
means at my control to secure the termination of this rebellion,
and will hope for success.”

“And upon this act [Emancipation Proclamation]
... I invoke ...the gracious favor of Almighty God.”

“You dislike the emancipation proclamation; and, perhaps, would
have it retracted. You say it is unconstitutional - I think differently.”

“We seek not to overthrow the constitution,
but to overthrow those who would pervert it.”

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation,
or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.

“We have, as all will agree, a free Government, where every man
has a right to be equal with every other man. In this great struggle,
this form of Government and every form of human right
is endangered if our enemies succeed.”

“Let all Americans - let all lovers of liberty everywhere
- join in the great and good work. If we do this, we shall not only
have saved the Union; but we shall have so saved it, as to make,
and to keep it, forever worthy of the saving.”

“We shall meanly lose or nobly save the last hope of earth.”

... the members should have the same care for one another. And if one
member suffers, all the members suffer with it; ... ~ 1st Corinthians 12:25-26


“My dream is of a place and a time where America will
once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.”

“I will either be America's greatest president or its last.”


A time comes where the call must be answered
Without God’s assistance, all is lost
All men created equal should be a self-evident truth
Talent and power can mix toward a bad outcome
Slavery of others denies service in God
No mortal home can stand where slaves are made of
Greed is the seed spawning corruption in all that it is
Human bondage darkens the light of all to be free
Undivided justice is found in the unity truth brings
Pray as we might to have peace in God’s will for man
In rebellion, men selfishly turn to lust of the flesh
Regard for people is God’s call to respect Him
Evil long desires the bondage of men with no hope
Freedom is worth saving where there is love of God

It is only by individual spiritual accountability
that a nation is made great.


In God man’s true heart is found.

Darkness advances under the horror of gloom.




 

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